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Europe's biofuels not guaranteed sustainable, finds new study 28 November 2013, 21:00 CET
A WWF analysis has shown that the standards used to assess biofuel sources fall well short of ensuring that Europe's push towards increased biofuel use is not contributing to environmental destruction and social exploitation.

Deployment of the pan-European eCall service in Europe: results officially presented in Bucharest 21 November 2013, 22:12 CET
The Second HeERO International conference presents the results of the implementation of the pan-European in vehicle emergency service - eCall, deployed in the framework of the HeERO (Harmonised eCall European Pilot) project. The event takes place under the high auspices of the European Commission in cooperation with ERTICO (project coordinator), and the European Emergency Number Association (EENA).

Flight Safety Compromised 10 October 2013, 21:15 CET
"Today the European Parliament (EP) voted for a Regulation that is not to the benefit of the flying public in Europe," says Nico Voorbach, ECA President, after the adoption of the new EU Flight Time rules by the EU Parliament this afternoon. "With this approval the EP took a step away from a 'precautionary' approach, ignored scientific expert advice and put passenger safety at risk."

Industry publishes a joint statement on the proposed Directive on Collective Rights Management 02 July 2013, 22:11 CET
The digital industry (represented by the European Digital Media Association (EDiMA), DIGITALEUROPE, BITKOM, EuroISPA, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), the Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), and Mixcloud) has collaborated to provide a collective voice on the proposed Directive on Collective Rights Management.

Monsanto granted "patent on severed broccoli" 12 June 2013, 22:36 CET
European Patent Office once again grants a patent on plant breeding

EU-Canada trade agreement threatens fracking bans 08 May 2013, 12:28 CET
The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada would grant energy companies far-reaching rights to challenge bans and regulations of environmentally damaging shale gas development (fracking), a new briefing by Corporate Europe Observatory, The Council of Canadians and the Transnational Institute shows.

Banks must back the real economy and facilitate SMEs' access to finance 02 May 2013, 22:25 CET
The European Builders Confederation EBC took the occasion of the SMEs Finance Forum held today in Dublin to alert and raise the issue of access to finance for construction small and medium enterprises in front of the European Institutions, the Irish Presidency of the European Council and other SMEs representatives.

Only 1 out of 4 EU citizens are aware of 112 as the European emergency number 11 February 2013, 16:58 CET
Only 1 out of 4 citizens are aware of 112 as the emergency number to dial all over the European Union.

Sluggish European economy puts the squeeze on UK annuity rates 01 February 2013, 17:45 CET
Retirees in the United Kingdom are feeling the pinch as annuity rates continue to fall to historic lows in a trend - given momentum by Europe's economic woes amongst other factors - that shows little sign of reversing.

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